Getting Ready for Sunday

Sunday is a pretty big day.  Not only is it the day that we celebrate the Rez and have a little Easter, but for ministry this is the day where the life of the church moves forward another week. This is where we gather together to do something we’ve been doing alone all week. It is a family reunion, gathered at the table where Christ is the head. We sit at this table, but only for a while. This is a table of transformation and sending, where we are adjusted for the week to come. Equipped to love God, love others, serve the world.We use scripture, prayer, music, readings and the like. We sit near each other. We mingle, enjoy the presence of one another all while having the intention of stepping into the Presence together. We are the church at worship.Biblical Worship happens when God is present (always) and we are present — not just there but actually connected spiritually to the moment — and we respond to His loving Grace, justice and calling to continually take off sin and put on Christ.This is important, because with a new week comes new opportunities for the opposite to happen. Our entire world pushes back on the concept of Worshipping God, a steady din that seeks to send our Worship elsewhere — anywhere else, actually — because anything else will do. Glory To God? Glory away from God? These are our only options.  We need this time together to encourage one another to realign our allegiance and be thankful for new life.  We’re getting ready for Sunday.

About radamdavidson

When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (www.CoachMyPreaching.com).
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